By David Brand
Asian Americans for Equality will host a special ribbon cutting ceremony as the organization officially opens its new Community Services Center in Jackson Heights on Tuesday.
AAFE has advocated for civil rights on behalf of New York City’s low-income and marginalized communities since 1974. The organization was founded in Manhattan’s Chinatown and provides counseling, case management and small business services in various languages in Queens and elsewhere in New York City.
About two-thirds of AAFE’s community members are Spanish-speaking individuals, the organization said.
AAFE has invited several local leaders to participate in the grand opening event, including U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, State Sen. Jessica Ramos, State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblymember Catalina Cruz, Councilmember Daniel Dromm and Councilmember Francisco Moya.
The new center is located at 37-61 84th St. near Roosevelt Avenue.